PROTECT THE BEATS
As the war broke out ,we all looked on in horror as the people of Ukraine tried to keep their loved ones safe. However, not only did they attempt to protect their loved ones they also rushed to protect their culture, their art and their music.
Standing in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, Protect The Beats, will be a large scale public artwork featuring a well known local Liverpool landmark and over 2500 sandbags. Embedded into the artwork will be a short film that illustrates how music remains at the beating heart of Ukrainian culture offering a sense of hope, joy and defiance.
Created by Whispered Tales in collaboration with the Ukrainian musician Denys Kashchei the film features a range of footage from Opera Singers to Drum and Bass illustrating the power of music to unite people even in the darkest of times.
Whispered Tales was commissioned by Culture Liverpool to create a large scale installation for EuroFestival 2023 in Liverpool. The company worked with the Ukrainian musician Denys Kashchei to create a large scale public artwork that illustrated how music remains at the beating heart of Ukrainian culture, offering a sense of hope, joy and defiance.
Protect The Beats was seen by thousands of visitors and was featured on The One Show along side a plethora of national and international press.